Conservation and nameless earthworms: Assessors in the dark?

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  • May 22, 2017
  • Species that live exclusively in a single region are at a particular risk of extinction. However, for them to be protected, thorough assessments of the environmental impacts need to be performed. There are more than 100 earthworm species living in the soil and dead wood of KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. Most of them live exclusively […]

    Unfamiliar bloodline: New family for an earthworm genus with exclusive circulatory system

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  • October 12, 2016
  • New earthworm family, named Kazimierzidae, has been established for a South African indigenous genus of 21 species. Although the circulatory system in the group has been regarded as exclusive upon their original description in 2006, their raising to a family status have only recently been confirmed by a research team from South Africa. Scientists Mrs […]